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Senior Corps Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 94.002
Corporation for National and Community Service
Letter of Intent (Optional): Aug 30, 2019
Application: Sep 25, 2019

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The Corporation for National and Community Service will fund Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) projects that support volunteers 55 years and older serving in a diverse range of activities in areas that currently do not have an RSVP grant.

Program areas include:

  • Education - Services and resources that contribute to improved educational outcomes for people who are economically disadvantaged, especially children, and for children with special and/or exceptional needs.
  • Healthy Futures - Meeting health needs within communities including access to care, aging in place, and childhood obesity. Activities may include supporting the ability of adults who are homebound or older adults and individuals with disabilities, to live independently and assisting individuals with access to food resources.
  • Veteran and Military Families - Impact the quality of life of veterans and improve military family strength
  • Economic Opportunity - Providing services and resources for economically disadvantaged people, including homeless individuals
  • Environmental Stewardship - Services that contribute to increased energy and water efficiency, renewable energy use, or improved at-risk ecosystems.
  • Disaster Services - Assisting in disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and/or mitigation

In addition to the areas listed above, the RSVP program is particularly interested in projects that focus on:

  • Opioid abuse access to care
  • Aging in place: elder justice, independent living, social isolation, and respite for informal caregivers
  • Disaster services
  • Veterans and military families
  • Intergenerational education programs
  • Workforce development for economically disadvantaged populations
  • Evidence based program implementation

Eligible applicants include:

  • Tribes and tribal organizations
  • Institutions of higher education
  • Local governments
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • States

This opportunity is open to specific counties and locations across the U.S. that do not currently have an active RSVP grant. A link to the list of available funding opportunities by state is provided on the program website.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Amounts vary based on the scope of the projects.

Expected award range: $40,000 - $470,000
Estimated total program funding: $21,000,000
Estimated number of awards: 236
Project period: 3 years

Applicants are required to match funds through local, non-federal contributions of cash or in-kind services. Required match in year 1 is at least 10% of the total project budget. The required match is at least 20% in year 2, and at least 30% in year 3 and subsequent years if the grant is renewed.

Application process

Links to application instructions and the online application portal are available on the program website. The opportunity is also posted on

While not required, a notice of intent to apply is highly encouraged. Submit the notice of intent through the online survey system by August 30, 2019.

Tagged as
Access · Aging and aging-related services · Children and youth · Community engagement and volunteerism · Elderly population · Emergency preparedness and response · Environmental health · Human services · Illicit drug use · Obesity and weight control · People with disabilities · Poverty · Prescription drug abuse · Schools · Self-sufficiency · Substance abuse · Veterans · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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